Schieffer Family History

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Schieffer Name Meaning

German: variant of Schiffer or Schiefer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Schiffer, Scheffer, Schiefer, Schiffner, Schierer, Schoeffler

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Schieffer Family Origin

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Schieffer Family Occupations

What did your Schieffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schieffer family was Beer Saloon Keeper. Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schieffer. The most common Schieffer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Schieffer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor

  • Beer Saloon Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schieffer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schieffer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schieffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schieffer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 462 immigration records available for the last name Schieffer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 608 military records available for the last name Schieffer. For the veterans among your Schieffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schieffer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schieffer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Schieffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schieffer in 1949 was 72, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schieffer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schieffer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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